Otto’s Negroni

Negroni cocktail was named after the Count Pascal-Olivier de Negroni (and not after Camillo Negroni as members of the Negroni family stated), a famous general of the army. It is said that Count Negroni asked once in Florence the bartender Fosco Scarselli to prepare an Americano, but to substitute soda water with gin. Fosco Scarselli prepared the cocktail as the Count wished and in order to show that this cocktail was a different one, he added instead of a lemon zest, an orange one. Otto’s Negroni is a slightly different recipe from the usual one.

servings1 serving preparation time5 min.difficultyeasypriceaffordable



  • mixing glass
  • old fashioned glass



In the mixing glass, put the ice and then add Otto’s, gin and Campari.


Fill the old fashioned glass with ice and then stir all the ingredients of the mixing glass.


Top up with soda and garnish with orange zest.


You can accompany your cocktail with pistachios from Aegina.

Otto's Negroni cocktail with Otto's Athens Vermouth
Otto’s Negroni cocktail with Otto’s Athens Vermouth

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